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‘RoboCop’ remake closer to reality

SCENES from “RoboCop”

In 2028 Detroit, after a cop was maimed and mangled in a line of duty, a multinational conglomerate called OmniCorp sees an opportunity to test their prototype on the victim to turn him into part-man, part-robot crime-fighter.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Take it from these stunners–a beauty queen’s biggest threat isn’t the other girl, but herself

ON PIA Wurtzbach, red lace gown, Tadashi available in Rustan’s, filigree tambourine inspired ring engaste in black agate by Helena Alegre; on Bea Santiago, Herve Leger wrap gown, Bulgari Serpenti in white gold with diamonds; white and black strapped pumps, LAMB from SM Department Store; on Ariella Arida, Lulu Tan Gan bojo dress in red,metallic silver pumps, Schutz from Adora

She may not have bagged for the Philippines its third Miss Universe crown in Moscow, but Ariella Arida will long be remembered by Filipinos as one of the beauty queens who defined 2013, a banner year for this beauty pageant-crazy country.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Bayanihan’s Suzie Benitez cited as ‘influential Filipina’

SUZIE Moya Benitez

Bayanihan executive director Suzie Moya Benitez joins the list of Filipinos to receive the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award (FWN Global 100).

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘First’ among foodies


Setting aside the cliché of describing a food book as if it were a meal of some sort, one approaches “Dessert Comes First: A Book” by Lori Baltazar (Sketch Books, Inc., Taguig City, 2013, 300 pages) as the product of parallel evolution.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

UST holds forum on graphic fiction

Manix Abrera, Carlo Vergara and Carljoe Javier will be speakers at the Roundtable Discussion on Graphic Fiction and the Comics on Aug. 20, 2 p.m., in the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F, Benavides Bldg., University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Visual Arts

“PINWHEEL Donuts,” by Pacita Abad

“Beauty In Disguise” by Salvador Bañares Jr. and “Otro Mundo” by Gerry Joquico Jr. opens on July 30 in Galerie Anna (The Artwalk, 4/L, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City). It runs until Aug. 13.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NCCA Writer’s Prize now accepting entries

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting entries to the 2013 NCCA Writers’ Prize. This is done through NCCA’s Plans, Project Formulation and Program Division (P/PFPD)-Institutional Programs. Deadline of submission is July 31.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Edwin Tres Reyes’ ‘Dream Machine’ opens in Vinyl on Vinyl

“MODERN-DAY Superheroes”

One way to moderate an artist is through his power as a storyteller. After all, all artists work with their own experience, constructing a visualized dream.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Dan Brown’s new literary conspiracy


Like any would-be symbologists, readers encountering the cover of Dan Brown’s newest novel “Inferno: A Novel” (Doubleday, New York, 2013, 463 pages) for the first time should examine its elements.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Improve your skin in 20 minutes


Beautiful skin is a gift and a blessing which every individual appreciates. What better gift to give Mom than great skin plus the motivation to maintain it after just a 20-minute noninvasive session that exfoliates, treats her nagging skin problem, rejuvenates by encouraging skin renewal and shows obvious improvement after just one try?

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery | Read More »

Local designers should work on their strengths, be more aggressive


Filipino ingenuity could well be our young designers’ ticket for further recognition in the international scene.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

  1. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  2. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  8. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  9. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  10. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  1. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  4. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  7. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  8. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  9. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  10. This is not just a farm
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


  • Tanchanco, former NFA head; 83
  • Pope seeks to bring faith to ‘ends of the Earth’
  • Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  • Positive in UAE, returning Filipino nurse tests negative
  • Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  • Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot
  • Ateneo eyes quarterfinal spot vs Benilde
  • Style contrast marks OneFC ‘Rise of Heroes’
  • ‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’
  • Lifestyle

  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  • Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  • Entertainment

  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Awarded TV couple brings Jesus’ life to the big screen
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats
  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus